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4 morning >> welcome back. the time is 4:09. president obama delivered his state of the union address to both houses of congress and millions of americans watched from home. >> the stakes were high in this much-anticipated speech. in early schmidt reports. >> in his fourth state of the union address he laid out the plans for his second term in office. >> the focus of tonight's speech how he plans to improve the economy and find work for the nation's 12.3 million unemployed americans. >> economic growth requires a balanced approach. with spending cuts and revenue. with everyone doing their fair share. >> warmly received by democrats and mostly dismissed by republicans. the president will need the help of both parties to achieve his goals. >> that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments. >> 34,000 troops to be withdrawn from afghanistan by this time next year. >> each of these proposals deserves a vote in congress. >> on gun control he made it clear he wants action. >> the families into sun and the cow was of a community's ripped open by gun violence they
and it's a diary on our 247 bay area news channel comcast 193. >> president obama delivered his first save the union speech of his second term in washington. the president made an emotional plea for congress to hold votes on contra was no proposals for tougher gun laws. the address, almost a month at the new town conn shootings in december that killed 20 children. (cheers & applause) >> if you want to vote no, that is your choice. these proposals deserved a vote. the two months since in newtown, more than 5000 birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. more than 1000. >> president obama as major provisions on his package of the proposals include background checks on all gun sales, a ban on military- style assault weapons, and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. >> we will be back with more and a couple of minutes. a live look from our mt. tam ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a bu
president barack obama's state of the union address and just ahead of the birthday of former north korean leader kim jong-il. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> the news out of north korea is expected to increase the significance of national security in president obama's state of the union address tonight but domestic issues will remain the focus of the evening speech. the president is expected to call for more money for infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing jobs. >> this is the core emphasis that he has always placed in these big speeches remains the same and will remain the same which is the need to make the economy work for the mill class because the middle class is the engine that drives this country forward. >> the official republican response will come from u.s. senator marco rubio out of florida. he is expected to emphasize the need for smaller government and less regulations. some high-profile guests will attend tonight. they include tim cook the ceo of cupertino-based apple invited by first lady michelle
man dead and four others injured. >> president obama delivers his state of the union address lasttonight. >> it is confirmed no. 3 at set off a nuclear weapon, we will have details later on. >> we start off with some clouds out there and locally dense fog for the north bay valleys. sunny skies and cooler air along the coastline. full details of your extended forecast coming up and my next report. >> the good news about this commute is it is boring. we are not tracking any hot spots or major delays. your quick commute back from the bay bridge toll plaza is a 14 to 16 minutes drive time. traffic is getting heavier in the east bay, moderate to heavy conditions. still light for the south bay and highway 1 01 the peninsula and marin county is problem free. >> 7:01 a.m. and one man is dead and four others are wounded after a shooting at 8:30 p.m. last night. >> investigators are looking to see of the victims were targeted. to the victims were found inside the rise. so far no one has been arrested in this case. police would give us an update later on this morning. >> we have another
's state of the union address, president obama is expected to announce he's bringing some u.s. troops  home. according to a source close to the president, mr. obama will announce, the return of 34,000 u.s. troops from afghanistan. they are expected to come home in exactly one year marking the next phase of the president's plan to end the war in afghanistan by 2014. the president is also expected to talk about immigration reform, reducing gun violence and job creation. >> the president's principal preokay pation since he ran for office has been what we need to do to make our economy work for the middle class. >> marco rubio will deliver his address after president obama's. it will be in english and spanish. you can watch the state of the un yin address right here on -- union address right here starting at 6:00. then at 7:30, we'll break down the president's speech with randy shandobil. >>> earlier, france's lower house of parliament approved the bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. the bill pushed by the country's socialists now goes to the senat
." >> president obama's popularity among those in california is climbing above 60 percent for the first time since 2009. a poll released shows 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance and that is up from 58 percent in september. the poll found california people are more optimistic of the direction in which the country is headed. abc7 news anchor dan ashley is the only bay area journal list to interview president obama today at the white house. his report live from washington, dc, start airing tonight on our newscast going at 5:00 p.m. here on abc7 news. dan is also tweeting from washington. before dan got down to business this morning he spent time with the first dog, tweeting this picture of him and bo on the south lawn of the white house. dan got to meet bo? >> can't wait to see the report. still ahead, new developments on the grounding of the boeing dreamliner airplane with a fix being presented to solve a potentially dangerous battery issue. and the latest on what rescue crews found in the rubble of kansas city >> breaking news from mission district with eva
. for more on ways to pay, go to abcnews.com and click on "see it on tv." >> president obama's popularity among those in california is climbing above 60 percent for the first time since 2009. a poll released shows 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance and that is up from 58 percent in september. the poll found california people are more optimistic of the direction in which the country is headed. abc7 news anchor dan ashley is the only bay area journal list to interview president obama today at the white house. his report live from washington, dc, start airing tonight on our newscast going at 5:00 p.m. here on abc7 news. dan is also tweeting from washington. before dan got down to business this morning he spent time with the first dog, tweeting this picture of him and bo on the south lawn of the white house. dan got to meet bo? >> can't wait to see the report. still ahead, new developments on the grounding of the boeing dreamliner airplane with a fix being presented to solve a potentially dangerous battery issue. and the latest on what rescue crews fo
. >> president obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress and a national prime time audience. look for the president to refocus on the issues most crucial to americans, jobs and the economy. now live to washington, dc, with the details. >> good morning, we should expect president obama will be much more specific than he was during the inaugural address. the white house says the big focus is on the middle class and the economy. >> president obama's state of the union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will be different in substance and tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to this speech and how we grow the economy so everyone can participate, pay your fair share. >> he will promote manufacturing and education and clean energy and infrastructure, and warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education scheduled for march 1. avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending would require congressional approval sending him on a collision course with house republicans. >> it i
. >> reporter: experts say this timing is not coincidental. the test comes before president barack obama's state of the union address and just ahead of the birthday of former north korean leader kim jong-il. cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> the news out of north korea is expected to increase the significance of national security in president obama's state of the union address. but domestic issues will likely remain the focus of this evening's speech. the president is expected to call for more money for clean energy and manufacturing jobs. >> the core emphasis that he always placed in these big speeches remains the same and will remain the same, which is the need to make the economy work for the middle class, the engine that drives this country forward. >> the official republican response will come from u.s. senator marco rubio of florida. he is expected to emphasize the need for smaller government and less regulation. and some high-profile guests will be on hand for the state of the union address. they include tim cook, ceo of cupertino-based apple, invited b
in on friday and no sign of progress in washington on efforts to avoid it. today president obama plans to visit a virginia shipbuilding company that would be affected by cuts to the military. the president and other democrats are calling for a package of targeted cuts and tax increases. republican leaders say all the savings should come from reduced spending. >> you know, the president proposed this sequester, yet he is far more interested in holding campaign rallies than he is in urging his senate democrats actually to pass a. >> these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off anytime with just a little bit of compromise. >> if all sides cannot come together and reach an agreement before friday, $85 billion would automatically be cut from domestic and defense budgets. >>> the senate is set to vote today to end debate on the confirmation for chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. hagel is expected to clear the 60-vote hurdle to end the debate and send it to final debate. the senate finance is expected to approve jack lew for h
said when president barack obama goes in the spring, he will bring an urgent peace making agenda. president barack obama has been criticized for not visiting israel during his first term but he did visit while he was running for president in 2008. president barack obama wills pay a visit to the west bank and to jordan. >>> and they have killed and captured antolin garcia-torres. he is expected to go on trial because of the disappearance of sierra lemar. he also attempted to kidnap three went from grocery stores back in 2009. >>> time now 5:06, the rebound in technology in silicone valley, there were 42,000 new jobs created in santa clara as well as fremont and union city. san francisco created 18,000 jobs >> all right, pam, time now 5:06 this gets everybody moving. if you have to drive on the east shore, how is it looking out there? >> we are off to a good start, 80 westbound is looking good as you drive out to the mcarthur maze area and to the bay bridge toll plaza, there is not a lot going on, this is a look at westbound bay bridge and i think we are off to a nice start. if you
to a somber occasion in chicago. we are awaiting for michelle obama. the church is filled to capacity. funeral is for a 15-year-old girl. she was an innocent victim of a gang shooting in chicago and she had just performed with her high school marching band at the presidential inauguration. michelle obama attending this funeral and governor pat quinn and mayor rahm emanuel. the family says it will not be about politics but it has struck a chord with the first family and obama administration. a lot of focus on gun violence and reducing gun violence. president obama has made it a priority. joe biden out to bring back proposals in the last few weex, all of this since the december 14th mass murder in newtown, connecticut. the girl was killed in hyde park neighborhood which is obama's home. it's drawing more attention to gun violence. we're awaiting for michelle obama to arrive at the chicago church. we'll bring you updates as it develops this morning. >>> if you plan to send flowers to a local florist this valentine's day. some companies that appear to be local are actually from out of the area, so
arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video show
headlines and with president obama is doing. and monitoring the situation at s f o. in terms of travel to the northeast and the blizzard conditions we will be right back. . >> san francisco mayor ed lee and democratic state leaders have introduced a set of bills aimed at gun control. the bills propose closing loopholes in existing gun laws. also, banning the distribution of firearms and ammunition from dangerous people, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer of new york, who is the no. 3 senate democratic leader, and west virginia sen. joe manchin, a national r
. >> president obama is considering weighing in on same-sex marriage here in california. the administration is considering whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn a state ban on gay marriage. it has until february 28th to intervene. california voters approved a ballot initiative in 2008. that overturned state supreme court decision allowing a marriage. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriage. >> here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. we are looking a sunny skies for today a cold start especially in places in the north bay once again. we will be right back with more. the time now is 4:08. @÷ >> researchers are concerned about a fish that is turning into a new threat to the ecology of lake tahoe. >> biologist with the university of nevada-reno says they're fighting a growing number of giant goldfish in the lake. while officials have been working for years trying to keep the lake's water crystal clear, searchers said the discovery of gold fishes were is because they allot and excrete nut
coming up. >> it could be a huge move for a gay marriage in california. president obama is considering urging the supreme court to overturn >> we have picked up slowing for highway 4 back to highway 580. >> new this morning, police are looking for a man who was salted a 19 year-old while getting off of a bart train in south san francisco. it happened yesterday evening just before 6:00 p.m., the woman, a japanese exchange student, was on the centennial way trail when a man approached her and asked for her name. when she refused to talk to him, he grabbed her arm, she was able to break free and run away. the man started chasing after her until she passed a another pedestrian walking on the trail. the suspect is described as being hispanic or asian, or around 30 years old and about 5 ft. 7 in. tall. he was clean shaven and wearing a white long sleeveless hooded sweatshirt. salt city police are encouraging people to avoid walking alone. kron4 mike pelton is headed to the centennial trail and we will have more information in the next half hour. >> president obama is considering waited all d
million undocumented immigrants here. the white house says president obama wants to be prepared in case a small bipartisan group of senators fails to come up with reform plan. the administration is weighing an option to allow immigrants to become legal residents in eight years. some children are undocumented immigrants in the bay area talked to us about it. >> my dad, to not be scared, because my dad is scared. >> some say the plan's big of the problem is it doesn't guarantee a pathway to citizenship or adequately deal with future immigrants. senator rubio who is working on a senate plan says the president's plan if proposed would be dead on arrival. >> the coast guard plans to interview more people who were on a ferry that collided with a small boat in san francisco bay last saturday as at the golden gale transit ferry left sausalito for san francisco. you can see the damage to the boat. two men are in the hospital with reports that the boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with the ms san francisco. no one on board the ferry was hurt. the five crew are on leave w
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until spring when he accompanies president obama to the area. >> more provocative moves from north korea a video shows president obama and american troops in flames and says that north conducted their recent nuclear test because of u.s. hostility. the video was posted on an account affiliated with the north korean government agency showing a blazing fire super imposed over footage of president obama and ends with a simulation of a nuclear device exploding underground. another video posted this month showed american cities attacked by missiles after a string of rhetoric against the united states. >> san francisco will be well represented when the new american version of al-jazeera hits the air with a bureau and san francisco and other united states cities. they paid $500 million to buy san francisco's-based current tv last year and convert to al-jazeera america focusing on international news. >> and al gore was the founder of country tv. >> now the weather forecast. >> a cold lock -- look at the weather. we are talking about temperatures that are running in the 30's, 40's, and colder and
they support president obama's economic plan, the one he laid out in his state of the union address. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, they believe sustainable jobs could be on the way. kyla? >> reporter: california congressman eric smallwell says president obama's ideas are solid. president obama says there are areas that require investment to grow the economy. they include manufacturing and infrastructure. the president believes those sectors could lead to long-term johns nationwide. he also believes it's time to invest more in clean energy which he says could reduce our country's reliance on foreign oil, cut costs and sustain jobs. >> i saw those investments being in clean energy where we can create new clean energy made in american jobs but also in ways we can prepare our children and those going to college for the jobs that will be available for tomorrow. >> reporter: now, some republicans wonder if this type of plan will call for a stimulus. that's something they've rejected and said does not work. while bay area lawmakers say this is the only way to grow the
. as president obama hits the road to sell his plan to curb gun crimes. but first, the new information about the victims of a deadly tour bus crash in southern california. as government crash in southern california. as government records reveal a series i'm lom renzo.nz i woi rk for 47 differffent companies. well, te, chnically i workwo for one. that catompanypa, the united ss postalst service®, works rkfor thr ousands of home ombusinesses. becauscae at uatsps.com®, you cau n pay,pa print and haver packagesag picked up for free. i cai n even drop off free box. i wei ar a lot of hats. well, te, chnically i wear on. the thu.s. postal service®, no businusess too small. >> developing tonight. mexico's attorney general is saying, the explosion that killed more than 3- dozen people at the headquarters of the country's state-run oil company. was caused by natural gas. investigators say, gas built up in the basement of the pemex building. and was likely sparked by an electrical fault. 37- people were killed, and dozens more were hurt in the explosion. which collapsed several floors of the buildin
michelle obama was among the people for their to pay respects. >> hadiya was gunned down in january just days after performing a presidential inauguration. >> police saidaken someone in te group pelton was standing with as a member of a rival gang. >> president obama is preparing to give the first step of the union address of the second term tomorrow. athena jones has a preview of what we can expect. >> the moment where he gets and on into erupted on challenged opportunity to talk to the country and define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be that is one of the most important powers the president has. >> president obama dave democrats a preview of what he would say. >> i will be talking about making sure we are focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete peak in the 21st century. >> the white house says the speech will serve as a book in the to the inaugural address. >> we could see new policy that deal with issues like clean ener
. >>> they will respond to president barack obama's emotional appeal to vote on gun safety legislation. >> they deserve a vote. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown connecticut deserve a vote. >> coming up at 615 says gun control does not degrees -- decrease homicides. >>> there is no evidence he convinced anybody to move. >>> time now 6:06, it is valentine's day and that's good news for area businesses too. live at the flower store and i know they are getting ready for a busy day claudine. >> reporter: this is just one of the vendors and we have seen people coming in ran out of here -- in and out of here all morning long. i looked up some statistics, and the women who would end their relationship if they didn't get anything for valentine's day 53%. if you want to look, second to only mother's day and roses are still everyone's favorite? >> everybody loves roses and it is the most popular commodity. >> reporter: this is one of those classic holidays that every one keeps coming back to. >> yes, everybody comes back to the red rose we are here to support it and
the university ó2cal alum wants the][d suspend game. >>> president obama warned us about cyber attacks in the state of the union address. it's plagued social media companies for months and today it hit cupertino offices of apple. our business and tech reporter scott budman joins us this evening after speaking with security experts who are fighting back. scott? >> raj, they're fighting technology with technology, tracking hackers from china in what many in both our government and our private secotor are calling all-out war. after attacks on facebook, google, twitter, "the new york times," coca-cola, and even apple, america, it seems, is in the midst of a cyber war against china. >> this it does seem that these attacks and intrusions are more brazen. >> reporter: mike is a former cyber policy adviser at the defense department. he says our government is threatened along with our personal information and says while the hackers are smart, the bay area tech industry is smarter. >> i think ideally i would like to see the government hooking up with more silicon valley companies. >> reporter: a
. >> new this morning, president obama's popularity among california is above 60 percent for the first time since 2009. the numbers are from a poll showing 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance up from 58 percent in september and a remainder, abc7 news anchor dan ashley is in washington, dc, preparing right now for the exclusive interview with president obama and will be the only bay area journalist to interview the president today at the white house with reports from washington, continuing tonight from abc7 news. you can follow him on twitter. >> the san mateo sheriff is trying to figure out whose remains were found if a remote area of the county. hikers made the discovery at the preserve on monday. the human bones were found two miles west of skyline boulevard, 100' off a trail. some articles of clothing found suggest the person was male. details on a body owned in a water tank on the roof of a los angeles hotel. a hotel maintenance worker found the body yesterday morning while looking into complaints of poor water pressure. los angeles police now sa
president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. a developing story this morning. at least eight, possibly 10 people are dead following a highway collision involving a tour bus in southern california. this is new video into kron four. the bus driver reported having brak
they will still pursue cases. in. >>> in the meantime, president obama is meeting today with top nares. the president will sit down with john mccain and south carolina senator lindsey graham. they are part of the bipartisan gang of eight senators working on a plan for immigration reform. >>> happening right now, a congressional hearing on those automatic spending cuts set to kick in this friday. the subcommittee of the house appropriations committee on defense is looking into the impact of the sequester cuts on the defense department. coming up at 7:15, the tug-of- war between president obama and republicans over what to do about the automatic spending cuts. >>> 7:06. court documents giving new details about the recent murder of a south bay millionaire. suspected prostitute ka she frau fritz is one of those -- katrina fritz is one of those accused of being involved. court documents refer to one of kumar's main girls who had details of his mansion. her brothers is among three others charged in kumar's murder. >>> san francisco police have opened up a homicide investigation into dallas a
for starting those wildfires. the state's ""civil cost recovery program"" is we are calling on president obama to take swift action to curb our carbon emissions. >> this is nearly $12 billion. phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> california officials are pushing hard for money to recover the cost of fighting wildfires. considered such a financial success that governor jerry brown is asking lawmakers to expand the unit's staff of lawyers, fire accountants, and investigators from 14 to 24. california department of forestry and fire protection officials say the unit goes after people who spark wildfires, costing millions of dollars to put out. however some state officials believe the state should put limits on it's attempts to recover money. we are waking up with warmer conditions. >> good morning. it will be overcast. partial clearing but mainly cloudy skies. quite a contrast from this weekend and even last weekend. temperatures hit the 70's. it is deftly not going to feel like-and definitely-going to feel like february, it will feel more like right of the heart of winter with these 40's and 30's. b
that coming up. >> president obama today is campaigning for gun reform laws outside of washington. he will meet with law enforcement experts about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the ban to install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano, will talk with police around the country about securing the borders. >> today could be the day that boy scouts ends a ban on bays. they will replace the ban with a policy to individual troop sponsors determining their own policy at the local level. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great institution. he serves as honorary president of the organization and hopes leaders will vote to make it more inclusive. >> in london tourists witnessed chaos during the changing of the guard outside the buckingham palace when a man brandished two knives. police moved in and took him down with a taser. tourists captured this on cameras and phones and posted them on youtube. >> they tazed him in a couple of seconds. >> police say
of the union speech, president obama proposed 50 billion in new spending on infrastructure projects. but few lawmakers support the idea of increasing the gas tax. i just got a funny thought. i don't think many drivers would like that. >> no. >>> 7:07. by the way, happy valentine's day. >> you, too. >> that leads us right to sal. you know what's happening on the roads. >> reporter: we look pretty good. the traffic is moderately avenue in some areas. let's take a look at what we have now with the bay bridge. a little bit of fog. steve and i have been talking about the fog all morning long. it looks like it's a little bit foggier than it was a minute ago. backed up for about a 20-minute delay. also this morning, we're looking at the commute here. if you are driving on 880 northbound and southbound, that traffic looks good. driving to the peninsula, we have a traffic time of eight minutes to 92. 280 looks good as you drive through. let's go back to steve. >>> all right. some of that fog, blanket of it, clear. some areas are clear. it's up here and has been coming down. high pressure is building
of people urged president obama to make protecting the environment a higher priority during his second term. a group gathered the san francisco to rally against the keystone xl pipeline. that proposal calls for moving oil from canada to the gulf of mexico through several states. ♪ >> ama: a larger demonstration took place in washington, dc. that group voiced its opposition to the keystone pipeline as well. demonstrators also called for the president and congress to take more action on climate change. >> still to come, kicking off spring training. abc7 sports anchor mike shumann is in arizona. >> mike: we'll talk with managing partner of the a's bat proposed new stadium, and the story of the day, josh reddick's beard. >> ama: the cost of fighting wildfires, and the new criticism about who has to pay for it. >> as is he reign of silicon valley coming to an end? >> leigh: i'm meteorologist leigh glaser. boy, we have been full of springlike weather. it's going to start ending tomorrow with a return. we'll look at the accuweather >> ama: new at 6:00. california's effort to recover the cost of
to the streets of iran. and hearing from the young people, what would they say to president obama. >>> and the footloose first lady. why michelle obama is going viral tonight. >>> and good evening. i'm dan harris. we'll get to david muir in iran in just a moment. >>> but we're going to start with the breaking news out of florida. a treacherous finale to a race at the daytona international speedway today. look at the video. cars colliding, getting tossed around like toys. pieces of them flying over a fence, injuring at least a dozen people, many of them fans. abc's linzie janis is on the story. >> reporter: one driver sparked a dramatic crash on the daytona track. >> and contact!
to world leaders, particularly assuring israeli and palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in on friday the same day that hillary clinton stepped down as secretary of state so she could pursue other interests and the obama administration's second term she will be a private citizen. >> president obama is campaigning to gun reform laws outside of washington, dc. he will meet with law enforcement in minneapolis about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the plan to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano will talk about streamlining citizenship process. >> today the boy scouts could end a ban on gays. the scout leaders are meeting in texas to discuss replacing the ban with a policy to let individual troops determine their own policy locally. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great i
. president obama and vice president joe biden are crisscrossing the country getting input from lawmakers at the state and city levels as well as police. this morning mr. biden heads to philadelphia for a gun buy back attempt. california senator dianne feinstein introduced a bill to ban assault weapons. that is not expected to pass congress. >> in the house it will be tougher. that is just the reality of it. >> reporter: now one police chief says 40% of gun sales are not subject to background checks. he compared that to letting 40% of passengers get on a plane without first passing through the security. more on on what is the vice president is expected to discuss today when i see you knick. >>> time now 6:18 they could meet a doctor shortage. the l.a. times says 16 of california's 58 counties have the recommended amount of primary care doctors. in addition 30% of the states doctors are near retirement age. now to deal with the problem lawmakers are proposing giving more authority to physician assistants, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. however some of the doctors say that could put p
for credit is lower. watch if talk of job creation when president obama makes the state of the nation speech tomorrow night. the president is expected to proposal spending on infrastructure and education in an effort to boost employment. there is a new mountain dew breakfast drink 5 percent juice, and has vitamins b and c and jolt of caffeine. if you hope to find hint of a future romance, you are out of luck, the largest fortune cookie maker has removed romantic emergencies after parents complained. >> did you enjoy the weekend? >> it was nice. it was. got out and did chores. never ending husband chores. >> excellence. now, over to mike. great week to be outside, make paint the house or work on the roof or dry weather for an extended period is what we have. it stretches across the state as you are headed to soak out the wet wet and it will be good, san diego and palm springs 64 in los angeles and in the central valley, low-to-mid 60's and 39 in tahoe and 44 in yosemite. >> we have a live look at the east shore freeway as you make your way from richmond beyond university avenue everything is
for the passengers. >>> president obama will award the medal of honor to an army staff sergeant. clinton romesha is being known for his bravery. during a 13 hour fire fight eight american soldiers were killed. even after being wounded he went back into battle and recovered the bodies of fellow soldier. >>> thousands expected at a memorial service in texas for chris kyle. a decorated former navy seal and author of a navy seal. >>> ? just a few hours vice president joe biden will meet with lawmakers and police to talk about gun violence. as kyla campbell reports they are being reassured by their own party. kyla. >> reporter: yeah. pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey sent this letter to the white house just last night surging the -- urging the president. meanwhile vice president joe biden is meeting with police and lawmakers from the philadelphia area this morning at 8:00 a.m. pacific. this round table is one of several that the white house is try toggle rally police reports. proposals include a ban on assault weapons. and background checks for all gun sales. any new gun laws would have to pa
help. >> president obama will sign an executive order to protect computer them works from cyber attacks, the most comprehensive plan yet including the developing of security standards that businesses and government agencies can follow. it directs uss defense and intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with american companies. >> president obama hits the road for floor days to rally support for the economic initiatives he presented in the state of the union address. he will be in asheville, north carolina today, and asked congress to pass election allowing homeowners to refinance at current rates. he wants high quality pre-school made available and for congress to take up immigration reform. the biggest applause was challenging congress to vote on gun control. >> it deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the other communities ripped only by gun violence they deserve a simple vote. >> in the republican response, senator rubio of florida said more government will not help people get ahead. >> speaker boehner says immigration reform is the only item on
to connect to social sites. >> michelle obama and a mid-life crisis and what she is saying how she is handling it. but, first, a texas couple wanted to give their young son a brother or sister but they got four. four. whatall right that's a fifth-flr problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> live doppler 7 hd, are you ready for the wet weather? it has been a while since we had to deal with it. it is here in the storm of "scout" showers. the more organized wet weather is getting itself established to our north as we talked about. by 7:00, that will move into the north bay. ahead of that, it is mild in the mid-to-upper 40's and 51 right now in oak. we will have light showers through 7:00 and the heaviest showers from 7:00 to 1:00 o'clock and scattered sho
, if congress and president obama do not agree. >> a 10-year old massachusetts boy found out the hard way that 9-1-1 really is only for emergencies. this began when the 4th grade did not want to go to bid. >> he got mad and he is like, you are mean, i will call the cops and i said, go ahead. call the cops. >> he did take her up but he hung up but the dispatch sent an officer to thous and he tried to hide, and the mom let the police in and they discovered him and they had a talk. he was too embarrassed but mom, says, yeses he learned his lesson. >> way to roar, tiger mom! he deserved that. >> sure there was a fee there and probably cost a bit. >> out of his savings. >> out of the his allowance. >> now the forecast. mike? >> we will look at the eastern third of the country to start if you are headed that way, the thunder snow and thunder vote hit the mid-southwest is in the upper midwest with delays in baltimore and chicago. at home, all is clear but we have a chance of light rain as we head in the afternoon hours and we will see increasing clouds around tahoe but dry at 79 and snow tonight and to
would allow nurse practitioners to diagnosis patients as a way to come ply with president obama's affordable care act. 30million americans will get health insurance under the plan in 2014. lawmakers say there won't be enough doctors to treat themselves. to treat illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure. critics worry that could jeopardize patients safety. >>> president obama and his advisors are touching up his state of the union address. he will focus on several main issues including job creation and restoring prosperity to the middle class. he is expected to unvail programs in education, infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing. he will also push for two major initiate is. he wants immigration reform which would allow 11 million illegal immigrants to become citizens and passage of much tougher gun control laws in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. one very interested person is former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. she will attend the speech in the house chamber. she suffered severe head trauma after getting shot back in 2011 after meeting with
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of drawing up its own brief. >> president barack obama will bring an urgent peacemaking agenda to israel on his upcoming visit, focusing on the region and the resumption of talks between israel and palestine. >> the white house is not released the date of obamas trip for details about his itinerary but israel media reported it had been scheduled for march 20th. >> the visit raises expectations that peace talks between israel and palestinians, which collapsed about 4 years ago, can be rekindled. >> this just into the kron 4 morning news the financially strapped u.s. postal service says it plans to stop delivering mail on saturdays, but will continue delivering packages six days a week. in announcements scheduled for later this morning the services expect to say the cut would mean a cost of saving of about $2 billion annually. the post office says the service will began in august. the the delivery of letters and other male has declined with the increasing use of e-mail and other internet use. >> we will return to the upper 50s close to the 60 degrees more details on the next storm coming u
house, president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown school shooting. the sedge educators who died dedicated their -- six educators who died dedicated their lives to the school and the community. a dozen other americans will be awarded the presidential citizens' medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successny blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense, chuck hagel. coming up at 7:15, what this means for the current defense secretary, leon panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. he says he's looking forward to coming back to monterey to take care of his ranch. >> yeah. >>> a lot of people are off. they don't have to work like you and i. it's presidents day. you are still watching the commute. >> that's right. i'm gonna be here on monday, too. >> i know you will be here, too. it will be the same even better on monday. some people don't have to go to work. some people will. we're looking at the commute on some of the major freeways. there are people out there, westbound on 80 as yo
to go on a cruise a lot of people are not cruising again. still to come on kron 4 news obama talks gun-control. and we are going to look outside at the bridge president obama has called for restoring a ban on military style assault weapons and limiting the size of ammunition magazines. more than 22-hundred specific firearms would be exempt from this ban. senator dianne feinstein has also introduced a bill that would ban 157 specific firearms designed for the military and law enforcement. those made for >> here's video of the president friday in his hometown of chicago. in a speech at a local high school. he talked about the teenager who was shot and killed in a chicago park last month. ha-dee-ya pendleton had just performed with her school band at the president's >> "in my state of the union i talked about hadiya on tuesday night and the fact that unfortunately what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us." earlier friday, the president honored 18 americans with the citizens med
to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >>> the obama administration is also asking the court to declare the defense of marriage act unconstitutional. in a brief the government argues that the law denies federal benefits to tens of thousands of same sex couples who are legally married under state law. the brief didn't address proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. the court is scheduled to hear the defense of marriage case next month. >> the governor is in washington dc this weekend for the meeting of national governors. putting in federal health care reform is one of the top issues. brown is also on the natural resources committee which will meet tomorrow to talk about extreme weather events in the united states. then on monday the governors plan to meet with the president. >>> democrats no longer have super majority power in the state senate. marco rubio stepped down siting family reasons. this means democrats have 26 senate seats, that's one sort of the threshold they need to pass tax changes and override vetoes. the loss is only expected to be temporary. the district will
jackie spear of san mateo echoed president obama's state of the union call for a vote in congress. she feels confident a vote. at least on background checks. could pass. we are going to have to rise up organically in communities across this country, telling the congress of the united states that we demand a vote. >> i'm very optimistic that we are going to have a vote on the gun issues. i think there is growing recognition in the republican party, people on both sides of the aisle, their constituents, ninety per cent of the constituents that live in their communities want to have a universal background check. >> congresswoman spear cited the success of recent gun buyback programs as evidence of the increasing public demand that something be done about gun violence. and on the other side of the issue. a motorcycle shop in florida is hoping the lure of a free handgun is enough to get customers to buy a new chopper. but as ashley jeffery shows us, it isn't just sales that are driving this promotion. >> harley davidson, cowboy sasaki:softie. >> power sports. >> now, when you get this you g
territories with president obama. >>> after a week-long vacation, he'll return to washington tomorrow in the face of a major budget battle. it'll kick in on friday and government officials say so too will $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts. they predict that they will be too far apart for a deal that both sides might be able to push back the sequester by agreeing to a few spending cuts. programs like medicaid and social security are exempt from the sequester, but the military operations would lose $13.5 billion. the fbi, half a billion, and nasa, $1 billion. the obama administration says that children will suffer among the most. a head start that could lose about $400 million, meaning that 70,000 children would be kicked out of the program. >>> and that sequester will be on the minds of the nation's governors when they head to the white house tonight. president obama and the first lady will hold the annual governor's dinner. right now the governors are making appearances on the talk show circuit to talk about their repercussions on the across-the-board budget cuts. gary br
away from the obama's chicago home. investigators say she was not the intended target. just a week before she preformed with her band at the inauguration. an event that she called a highlight of her life. no arrests have been made. >> a chance to own a piece of the nosema the niners in santa clara how you can make a lasting impression and help pay for the stadium at the same time. >> a warm up expected for the weekend. at this hour it's a frigid start in some spots action i spots. i whether have a look coming up. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. . >>> check out these pictures. this is a live look at some of the miserable conditions in boston. that is fenway park and that doesn't lo
to fierce opposition from groups and republicans. >> the obama administration is consideringing landmark administration. >> they have obtained a draft proposal from the white house. and allowed illegal immigrants to become legal permanent resident consist within eight years. there are 11 million illegal immigrants and they could apply for a visa. >> it would require that they verify the status of new hire. >> new information about the murder investigation into the roth let's. they ddoscar pistorius. they found a bloody request bat until his home. he used the bat to break down the door of the bathroom where his girlfriend's was hiding or she used it in self-defense. >> pistorius and his family deny the murder charge. his friend said he called him at 4:00 telling him there had been a terrible accident. the story then said. god take me away. >> it is so important and made an impact in a positive way or negative way and just maintaining it. and just always. >> the outrage over last night's showing of the reality show featuring pistorius' girlfriend. and she record add farewell message which
obama is urging congress to pass this mall a set of spending cuts and tax changes while they hash out a broader budget deal. in his weekly radio in internet address, obama says that he still wants a comprehensive package that will deal with the debt. but he says that it will take some time. he is asking lawmakers to move for with a short-term deal as they continue to work on a longer-term solution. >> automatic spending cuts across the board are set to take effect on march the first. o obamas says that if the cuts are not averted, the military, middle-class families and the economy could suffer. >> today, the world champion san francisco giants will welcome fans to the 2013 season. they will open the gates at at&t park for the 20th annual giants stand fast. here is a live look from the ballpark, hundreds of fans are already lined up. more than 30 current impasse the giants players and coaches will be on hand to sign autographs. >> let's take a look get a video from last year's fan says. fans will be able to see the giants memorabilia from all eras. they it can also toward the clubhous
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